What is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities such as with household tasks, socialising or managing your money. It affects someone for their whole life.
It’s different for every person. But there are some things that are true for everyone with a learning disability. There are some challenges that people may have in common but for others, there may be specific talents and strengths that will be different.
Some people with some conditions such as Down’s syndrome, William’s syndrome, Fragile X, Autism Spectrum Conditions and those with Global Developmental Delay will have learning disabilities. Some challenges may relate to daily functioning.
Benefits of Do-IT Profiler
Do-IT Profiler tools allow an in-depth understanding of that person’s abilities and can identify gaps that may limit progress in education, employment or being able to participate in everyday life.
• Profiler takes a person-centred approach.
• Using the system allows for quicker and more meaningful conversations.
• Profiler helps support the person to be the best they can.
• Information can be triangulated from more than one source e.g. parents, advisors and other professionals to be able to build a more complete picture of functioning.
• Monitoring tools can measure small but meaningful changes in functioning to track progress and outcomes.
What’s in the Do-IT Profiler System
We have developed, working with people who are learning disabled and organisations specialising in supporting people with learning disabilities, a suite of tools that are accessible for people with learning disabilities and also helpful, practical and supportive. The choice of modules may be dependent on your organisation focus.
This may contain tools and practical resources for staff and the person to use relating to:
• Understanding your sensory profile
• Understanding social and communication skills
• Supporting your mental well being
• Improving sleep
• Mapping independent skills
• Employability skills